It Cost …
- It cost Mary and Joseph the comforts of home during a long period of exile in Egypt to protect the little babe.
- It cost mothers, in and around Bethlehem, the massacre of their babies by the cruel order of Herod.
- It cost the shepherds the complacency of their shepherd’s life, with the call to the manger and to tell the good news.
- It cost the wise men a long journey and expensive gifts and changed lives.
- It cost the early Apostles and the early church persecution and sometimes death.
- It cost missionaries of Christ untold suffering and privation to spread the Good News.
- It cost Christian martyrs in all ages their lives for Christ’s sake.
- More than all this, it cost God the Father His own Son—He sent Him to the earth to save men.
- It cost Jesus a life of sacrifice and service, a death cruel and unmatched in history.